Ok so this is going to be a long first post because I've already done so much to this car that I THOUGHT I was buying for a work ride as it would save me a lot more money on gas, etc. About 13 years ago I used to be really into cars as I had a 97 4dr Honda Accord with full body kit, air cylinders and tons of extras. As you can see I've always kept the same username for all my forums as I really didn't think I would be signing up to communicate as much as I do really. Guess I got sucked in! So here we go..... My Accord.... and my plates lol... And lets jus say I was in a little too deep haha..... So enough with the past and lets get on to the present...... In May 2014 I decided I wanted a Prius. I wont really going for top of the line but I ran across this 2012 Blizzard Pearl Prius 5. A older couple had it for about 2 years and put mainly highway miles on it. Full leather, Navi, rear back up cam, technology package and the list goes on. So I had to jump on it. I mean it was gonna save me so much $$$$$ right? (Wrong!!! WIFES voice) Picked up 5-10-14 I ended up having to dealer install a 10 inch dvd system for my kids. The color matches the bisque interior as well... I ended up purchasing the side moldings from a 2006-2012 Toyota Rav4 BP which happens to be a perfect match in color. I just searched online to find the cheapest place that sold Toyota parts to get these. Also got windows tinted 20% all the way around. I then got online and searched for some lowering springs. At the time is was the cheapest as I compared springs to coil overs ($165.00 vs $900). I Ended up getting the Tanabe Df210's from ebay. 1.3 drop in the front / 1.6 drop in the rear Tanabe DF210 lowering Springs 2010 Toyota Prius | eBay Spring install info.... DIY: Spring Install | PriusChat After springs installed... After a little ride time it'll drop a little more after the springs settle. Next, I got on ebay a decided I wanted to find a CF shifter ball, picked this one.. After getting some longer set screws I was able to make this one work and fit nice and tight. Real Carbon Fiber Shift Knob Universal Fit Honda Acura Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan | eBay I decided I wanted to give it a more of a JDM look so I picked up some JDM "Dark Yellow" lens vinyl from below. I took my fog lights off (after I tried to do this with them on the car) to install the vinyl as it was easier than on the car because the lens are oval and not just flat. I didn't want wrinkles! MetroRestyling High Quality Colored Lens Vinyl Films. Before the dark yellow vinyl on the fog lights I had changed my fog lights bulbs out to H11 30W Led CREE Bulbs and haven't had any issues what so ever. Nice and bright White before the dark yellow JDM vinyl of course! H11/H8/H9 LED Bulb | H11 CREE LED Fog Light Bulb Next I removed all the badges on the car and removed all the 2 sided tape (A few thumb blisters later). I plasti dipped all of them black and put CF vinyl behind the Toyota Logo on the rear. I then search for some wheels. Ended up getting the Klutch SL5 in Matte Black w/bronze lip. 18 inch. Offset is +40. Got some matching aluminum lug nuts to match the lip! Tires are Falken 225/40/18. Klutch SL5 Gallery | Klutch Republik After seeing some of the guys here on the forum with the LED turn signal mirrors I had to have them! Purchased on ebay from below. Very nice people to deal with! Toyota Prius 10 14 LED Mirror Cover Turn Signal Light Lamp White Color Painted | eBay After reading about the chassis bars that @Rude person's had made, I sent him a message and caught him at a good time as he still had a few left that I purchased from him. I also picked up the TRD rear sway bar from ebay and the Tanabe front sway bar from amazon. Went over a friend of mines house and he helped me install it all. Toyota Prius 2010 2014 GEN3 TRD Plus Rear Sway Bar New | eBay Install Instructions I went by... DIY: How to install Prius PLUS rear sway bar (PTR11-47010) | Balancing Act Tanabe USA R&D Blog | Front Sway bar for 2010+ Toyota Prius Rear Sway bar thoughts/info.... Thoughts on TRD Rear Sway bar.... | PriusChat Some front sway bar torque spec info... Inexpensive front sway bar upgrade | Page 3 | PriusChat Handling after installed all that was INSANE!!! Very fun to drive and handles like a beast! I picked up the Carmate cup holder tray in black off of ebay. Toyota Pruis Cup Holder Tray Genuine JDM 2010 2014 Prius Carmate Black Version | eBay Added a wheel wall mount for my factory shoes.....Found on ebay Kmart.com After all that I had been seeing some of these guys with the shark fin antennas and the rear roof spoiler(thanks @burnaj for the info on the rear roof wing) Shark Fin antenna came from the prius chat store and the roof spoiler from ebay. Excuse the fingerprints in the pics. Toyota Prius 3rd XW20 2004 2009 Rear Window Roof Spoiler Polyurethane Wing ◆ | eBay Shark Fin Antenna Shark Fin Antenna for 2010-2015 Toyota Prius - PriusChat Shop Installed Nokya "Yellow" bulbs in my high beams from amazon Heat shield sunshade purchased from ebay... Carbon Fiber hood struts purchased from ebay. Next up I ordered Valenti Taillights from @pansontw Install Instructions... Part II: Installation and Initial Review of Valenti JDM full LED tail lamps from TWP | PriusChat Got the led flasher relay from amazon next to fix the rapid flashing of the turn signals Got the Cusco front STB from www.vividracing.com ask fro Sean ext 226 tell him Scott Jackson sent you and he'll hook you up with the best prices! Install Instructions... http://www.cuscousainc.com/downloads/dl/file/id/131/951_540_alhd_strut_tower_bar_front_toyota_prius_prius_prius_v.pdf zvw30 door strikers were next on my list from ebay Toyota Prius ZVW30 35 Door Lock Chrome Striker and Cover 2009 2014 | eBay Real CF License plate frames from ebay I decided to go with the black rear bumper protector from amazon Led flasher relay install (pain in the butt) Relay install info with images... LED turn signal question | PriusChat Carbon Fiber Cupeez I added from ebay Carbon Fiber Auto Accessory Car Door Handle Scratch Cover Guard Fit All 4pk USA | eBay Lexus "white" led floor board lights, I ordered 3 so I could do the glove box light as well Lexus Parts - Lexus Parts - Genuine OEM Lexus Auto Parts & Accessories Plasti dipped the engine cover next..... Oil Cap from ebay... JDM Engine Oil Filler Tank Cap Cover Silver Toyota Lexus Scion | eBay Illuminated White led door sills install was next Toyota Prius ZVW30 10 Up LED Light Door Sill Plate Stainless Steel Scuff White | eBay Used the Install Instructions in the second post on this link below. As my back door ones lights up as well I had to wire the back doors to there designated door switch. Thanks @sfv41901 for answering all my questions on this job! Illuminated Door Sill Instructions | PriusChat More Illuminated Door Sill Info... Illuminated Door Sills | PriusChat Engine inverter covers etc from ebay... Toyota Genuine JDM Prius Prius V Engine Room Cover Set 2009 Present | eBay Next on the list was Advan Carbon Fiber Duck Wing that I ordered from www.vividracing.com Sean ext 226 Advan Carbon - The leading retailer of quality carbon fiber body kits, car body kits, rear spoilers. Valenti smoked led 3rd brake light thanks @pansontw Next was the Injen Intake I purchased from ebay.... "In Stock" Injen Short RAM Air Intake 2011 2013 Lexus CT200H Prius Black 10HP | eBay Install Instructions... http://www.juicedhybrid.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/priuscai.pdf Pedal Install was next... It was time to kick the rear wiper to the curb, used Rodney's instructions from the link below, so here we go.... JDM / Japanese VIP Styling: My Prius III Build | Page 15 | PriusChat After a long wait of finding someone to wire up my Led turn signal mirrors I finally found someone to do it. (Thanks to @sfv41901 for your help and answering my questions) Used these install instructions and since I don't have the power folding part, I skipped way down to where is says "If you've purchased a 3-in-1 combo welcome winker LED kit" DIY: How to install JDM Prius power folding side mirrors | Balancing Act It was time to give these factory headlights a better look... I decided to bake them and as I removed them from the oven and sat in my kitchen floor with a flat head screw driver to start the "pry" process I realized that this was way harder than I imagined because the sealant was cooling off way too fast and I was so ready to just go put them back in lol. Luckily my coworker had done it to his motorcycle headlight and used a heat gun. I ran the lights over his house and we used a heat gun and removed both lenses in about 45 mins. Very good write up for baking and blacking out the Prius headlights DIY: How to black-out the headlights on a 2010+ Prius | Balancing Act Front bumper removal instructions... DIY: How to remove the front bumper from a 2012 3rd gen Prius | Balancing Act I figured while I had the front end off I would figure out which line goes to the rear washer nozzle and unhook and isolate it so it would all be done by the time I mess around in the hatch area to remove the rear nozzle. The rear line is the one with the gray plug. I unplugged it, and no you wont get a dash light for unplugging.... So I was off to lowes for my homemade "try to figure out how to keep the fluid from coming out when I unhook the hose" project and this is what I came up with..... Its now "shut off" and isolated haha back to the headlights now.... I figured id be a little different and spray 2 coats of lens tint(from Walmart) on the orange headlight reflectors... Rust-Oleum Lens Tint Spray Paint, Black - Walmart.com Sneak peek.... Finished product... Next I moved back to the hatch area to remove the rear washer nozzle. Once I removed it, I wire tied the rear nozzle to a wire inside the hatch area incase I ever wanted to put it back in I knew where to find it. All gone... Next I covered the hole on the inside and outside with some CF vinyl I had laying around as I bought enough to do my hood but then decided after doing the Advan CF Duck Wing how could I do that to myself! lol After I finished that, I uninstalled my rear roof spoiler and got all the 3m tape off the roof of the car and the spoiler and cleaned it all up and installed new 3m tape on the rear roof spoiler and reinstalled it lower overtop of where the rear nozzle was.... While I had all the hatch panels off, I pulled the rear nozzle line out off the hatch boot (right side hatch boot) and folded it and wire tied it and also put a dap of epoxy on the end of it even though I isolated this from the front end earlier when I did my headlights. I just wanted to be sure I wouldnt have an issue because this line is just laying above my headliner now. I decided to do this because my rear cargo LED lights came in and I installed them then also and had a hard time trying to run the LED cargo light wires through the hatch boot on the left side. Tried using a coat hanger and other stuff but ran out of patience and just decided to go this route! LED Rear Cargo lights came from ebay....same seller as the LED Turn Signals Toyota Prius ZVW30 10 Up LED Lights Rear Cargo Trunk Light Luggage Lamp | eBay Colors..... I thought I was done for a little while until that damn @Burna J posted this pic..... I was trying to get some of these made as I had no clue they even made them. Apparently I didn't look good enough! Thanks @sfv41901 & @RightOnTime for tipping him off on the fitment for the Lexus CT200H working for the Prius! So of course I was in! Toyota Prius 1.8 XW-30 (2010) Room Bar / Rear Cross Bar - Ultra Racing Product Catalog Toyota Prius 1.8 XW-30 (2010) Rear Strut Bar / Rear Tower Bar - Ultra Racing Product Catalog Ordered an extra set of rear strut covers to cut so I can place back on with the bar cut out. Thank you very much @Burna J for all your help on this. Should be cutting them out soon! Thanks @Burna J for the excellent templates for cutting the rear cargo bar covers! Recent Randoms 10-28-14 Ok, so I got 1 more BIG thing coming this week and Im taking a break for a while. At least till the weather gets nice again and not freezing! To be continued........wink wink Got some new wipers.. Trico Onyx (11-14-14) OK so the big thing is here! (11-15-14) Advan Carbon Fiber Hood I got from www.vividracing.com Sean ext 226 Advan Carbon - The leading retailer of quality carbon fiber body kits, car body kits, rear spoilers. I finally had some time to remove the heat shield from my factory hood. Of course all the push plugs that hold it to the hood broke when removing them! The clips I ended up replacing the broken ones with were from Lowes and there the only ones I could find that fit into the Advan hood... The pic below shows where I cut all 6 of them to fit nicely into Advan Hood... Then I had to remove the washer lines which were held on by some clear plastic clips that were a pain to get out without breaking. I torn them up a bit, but they still went into the new hood well. The washer squirters were a pain to get off as well with a little prying with a flat head but they came out without breaking thankfully! Put the new plates on today 11-22-14 So I picked up these AeroJacket Carbon Fiber side diffusers from member @donut_boi who bought them brand new but never installed them. He had them for sale for a while and I kept an eye on them. After some time went by after negiation with him I decide to contact him again asking if he still had them(I was hoping he didn't honestly because I've already spent enough) but of course he still had them and I caught him before he was gonna jus put them on his ride anyways. So danget here they are! lol I'm probably gonna wait till I get some side skirts eventually once I decide on a kit to put them on. 3/31/15 UPDATE So I have a few little things I've been messing around with. The first being my little custom piece for my inverter cover from my secret admirer from Long Beach! I plasti Dipped it before I installed it and I think it looks so much better and complete now. I got sucked into the trendy door hinge covers off eBay for like $6 A while back I was reading some post and seen where @Xterra72 was changing out his licence plate lights to the full led lights which required taking off the hatch trim piece to switch the lights out. I got to thinking outside the box some and said dayum I bet that trim piece would look pretty sweet with no emblems and real CF and clearcoated!(Evidently @Starbrand and I think Alot alike because he did something similar recently but I didn't wanna say to much yet because I hadn't got my piece back yet) So I got online looking for the hatch trim piece. The dealer wanted $300 bucks so I said noway. Got on eBay and searched and found a few. The one I ended up getting from eBay, they wanted $100 obo..... offered $50 and they accepted! It had a small crack in it but I had the seller send it strait to and undisclosed location where the magic happened! The crack got fixed with fiberglass and all the emblems were removed and holes were filled in and sanded. I figured heck, when I get this piece back and remove my stock one to put the new one on why not buy the full led license plate lights as well. Ended up picking up the lights of eBay for $21.99 free shipping. UPDATE on the hatch trim piece sanded sans emblems.... So then the piece was done in real cf and clearcoated and shipped out to me! Time for the install now. I took the yellow clips off that came on it and replace it with all my clips from my factory piece as the one from eBay was missing a few. Install was very easy...jus remove the one panel on the inside hatch that has the hatch led's in it and you can get to everything you need to get to. For $21.99 daaammm there bright! It's very different and I haven't seen it done before, but I really like it. It kinda blends in with the rear glass from a distance but looks really nice up close. It really just gives the people behind me at stop lights to say "What kinda car is that?" UPDATE 7/6/15 I thought it would it would be pretty cool to order a new OEM gas door from Toyota ($50.00) and have it sent off to be wrapped in Real Carbon Fiber. From the factory, the gas door had been riveted on. So I had to drill the rivets out to get the newly wrapped gas door on. It was tough finding big enough rivets to put back in but a friend of mine had a few which were a little long but after taking the sleeve off and cutting the rivets in half it was all good. I also had to use a long neck rivet tool to access the area where the rivets go. I'm very please with how it turned out. I then wanted to get rid of the chrome on the steering wheel so I taped up enough to not get the black plasti dip all over the place. Finished! Next I really wanted to find some Real Carbon Fiber steering wheel emblem inserts. I really didn't know if they existed but after searching on Bidjdm for a while, I found exactly what I was looking for ($12.50). After the fees and shipping I ended up paying around $45 bucks. They make 4 colors of Real CF that I'm aware of as seen below. Bidjdm: Home page - bidJDM (Type in "ZVW30 Neo) and they should come up. Picked up these steering wheel control covers in Real Carbon Fiber from AliExpress for $78 bucks shipped! STEERING WHEEL COVER FOR TOYOTA PRIUS ZVW30 2009 CARBON FIBER-in Steering Covers from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group Next up was something I have been wanting for a long long time!! Real Carbon Fiber ZVW30 leather steering wheel! Next was my idea to take my center console apart and send it off to have wrapped in Real Carbon Fiber! After about a month..... Went ahead and applied the steering wheel emblem inserts....... I then ended up picking up the G's interior door armrest's and door handles from @bino thanks bro! Before..... In Process..... After..... On the way to Myrtle Beach I passed this mansion on HWY NC 72 that to had to turn around and park in front of the gate and snap a pic! lol Thought it would look like a cool pic... After getting back from the beach I really got anxious and wanted to take a stab at installing the steering wheel so I cut the AC on in the garage and pulled her in for the night! Began to read the instructions for the Install of the JDM Steering Wheel found here..... JDM Prius Steering Wheel | PriusChat I used the instructions from @w202mae on page 1....very good instructions and got me through it. Out with the old steering wheel column cover..... In with the NEW.... Before & After.... Recent snap from 7/5/15.... 9/8/15 Called CARiD about a month ago asking them if I could order #7 & #9 from the full Remin real CF dash kit for my steering wheel. They contacted me a few days later saying yes they could for $20 bucks. Not bad..... I'm pleased!